Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tag "Nigerian Army"

    Army uncovers Boko Haram recruitment link on social media

Army uncovers Boko Haram recruitment link on social media

The Nigerian army says it has uncovered social media accounts used by a faction of the Boko Haram group to recruit new members.According to NAN, Murtala Usman, artillery commander of operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this while speaking at the ongoing Nigerian army combat support training week in Maiduguri.Usman said insurgents from the Albarnawi faction of the Boko Haram group were [...]

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    Shake-up in army, top military commanders redeployed

Shake-up in army, top military commanders redeployed

The Nigerian army has announced a major shake-up with redeployment of top military commanders and senior officers.The redeployment, which was announced on Friday, affects principal staff officers both at the defence and army headquarters as well as general officers commanding (GOCs).Texas Chukwu, director of army public relations, said the postings and appointments are to take effect from 1 August this [...]

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    Army: 22 insurgents killed in Boko Haram ambush — no soldier missing 

Army: 22 insurgents killed in Boko Haram ambush — no soldier missing 

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    Army intercepts trucks loaded with 300,000 live cartridges in Ogun

Army intercepts trucks loaded with 300,000 live cartridges in Ogun

The Nigerian army says it has confiscated three trucks loaded with thousands of live cartridges in Igbogila-Ilara area of Ogun state.Enobong Udoh, general officer commanding (GOC) of the army 82 division, disclosed this at a press conference on Thursday, in Lagos state.Represented Olusegun Olatunde, a brigadier-general, Udoh said the army intercepted the trucks on Thursday in conjunction with some security [...]

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    REVEALED: $670m spent on security votes annually — more than army budget

REVEALED: $670m spent on security votes annually — more than army budget

Not less than $670 million is spent on security votes in Nigeria every year, a new report by Transparency International Defence and Security (TIDS) and the Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC) has revealed.The report, titled 'Camouflaged Cash', was launched in Abuja on Monday. According to the report, the $670m is more than the annual budget of the Nigerian army [...]

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    15 insurgents killed as army rescues 49 hostages

15 insurgents killed as army rescues 49 hostages

The Nigerian army says it has killed 15 Boko Haram insurgents and rescued 49 persons held hostage by the group.Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director, public relations, operation Lafiya Dole, said this occurred in separate encounters between the insurgents and troops in the Lake Chad basin.In a statement on Thursday, Nwachukwu said some of the insurgents were killed on Tuesday in villages [...]

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    18 of 23 LGAs in Benue are under attack, says Ortom

18 of 23 LGAs in Benue are under attack, says Ortom

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says 18 of the 23 local government areas in the state are under attack by “herdsmen.”He lamented the “continued onslaught” against the state by the herdsmen, calling for vigilance from the people.Ortom was speaking in Makurdi on Monday while interacting with journalists after his return from China.The governor said President Muhammadu Buhari was working [...]

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    Troops arrest five members of ‘militia’ group in Nasarawa

Troops arrest five members of ‘militia’ group in Nasarawa

Troops of the 177 guards battalion of the Nigerian army arrested five suspected militias at Ugyi town in Toto local government area of Nasarawa state and recovered some arms from them during a raid.A statement issued by Jude Chukwu, the army spokesman, listed items from them as one Daihatsu SUV jeep, seven motorcycles, six dane guns and one locally made [...]

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    Troops kill four ‘militia herdsmen’ in Benue, recover AK-47 rifles

Troops kill four ‘militia herdsmen’ in Benue, recover AK-47 rifles

The Nigerian army says its soldiers on Monday killed four militia herdsmen in Guma local government area of Benue state.In a statement on Tuesday, Texas Chukwu, army spokesman, said this followed a gun battle between the soldiers and the herdsmen.He said troops of 72 special forces battalion had intercepted 20 militia herdsmen while on patrol at Teguma village in Guma.“Four [...]

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    2019: Buratai threatens to deal with soldiers hobnobbing with politicians

2019: Buratai threatens to deal with soldiers hobnobbing with politicians

The Nigerian army has disclosed its plan to set up a special court-martial to try partisan army personnel.Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, said this on Tuesday when he declared open the 2018 chief of army staff first quarter conference.He warned the personnel to remain apolitical and professionally responsive in the discharge of their constitutional duties.“I have directed for a [...]

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    Army tackles Danjuma over ‘unfortunate’ call to arms

Army tackles Danjuma over ‘unfortunate’ call to arms

The Nigerian army says a statement credited to Theophilus Danjuma, a former minister of defence, is unfortunate.On Saturday, Danjuma, a retired general and former chief of army staff, called on Nigerians to defend themselves against killers because the army has failed to protect the citizens.The former minister also accused the army of bias and colluding with killers to attack Nigerians.But [...]

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    Danjuma asks Nigerians to defend themselves against killers, says ‘armed forces not neutral’

Danjuma asks Nigerians to defend themselves against killers, says ‘armed forces not neutral’

Theophilus Danjuma, a former minister of defence, has asked Nigerians to defend themselves against killers.Danajuma said this on Saturday while speaking at the maiden convocation of Taraba State University.He said the army and other security agencies colluded with killers to attack Nigerians.The retired general accused the army of "bias", saying it has failed in its responsibility of securing the country [...]

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    Army reopens Maiduguri-Bama highway 30 months after closure

Army reopens Maiduguri-Bama highway 30 months after closure

The Nigerian army has reopened the Maiduguri-Bama-Banki international highway in Borno state. Rogers Nicholas, the theatre commander, operation Lafiya Dole, announced this on Saturday at the inauguration of the highway in Maiduguri.Nicholas said the road was certified safe for public use following the successes recorded in the ongoing clearance operation in the war against insurgency.He said: “Today marks another remarkable event [...]

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    Army arrests ‘high profile’ Boko Haram insurgent in Adamawa

Army arrests ‘high profile’ Boko Haram insurgent in Adamawa

The army says it has arrested a high profile Boko Haram insurgent, Bubayi Isa, in Adamawa.NAN reports that Texas Chukwu, the director, army public relations, said Isa was arrested alongside three other suspects.Chukwu listed the names of other suspects as Muhammad Buba, Yakubu Abubakar and Yakubu Abdullahi, adding that Isa was number 37 on the list of Boko Haram insurgents [...]

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    Army to Gaidam: Your comment on Dapchi misleading… we handed over to the police

Army to Gaidam: Your comment on Dapchi misleading… we handed over to the police

The Nigerian army has described as "misleading and unfortunate", the comment of Ibrahim Gaidam, governor of Yobe, that the military is to be blamed for the attack on Government Girls’ Science Technical College, Dapchi.A total of 110 girls were abducted from the school when the insurgents struck on Monday, last week.Gaidam had said: “Before then, Dapchi has been peaceful, there was [...]

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    Ezekwesili asks Buhari: Are you aware of Boko Haram attack in Yobe school?

Ezekwesili asks Buhari: Are you aware of Boko Haram attack in Yobe school?

Oby Ezekwesili, co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, has berated President Muhammadu Buhari for “keeping Nigerians in suspense” over the Yobe school attack on Monday.A total of 94 students of Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School, Dapchi, in Yobe, are said to be missing after Boko Haram insurgents attacked the school on Monday.But Abdumaliki Sunmonu, Yobe police [...]

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